The Peripheral Son [NOOK Book]

Overview

Freelance investigative reporter Victor Koseva has disappeared. A loner, Koseva has few friends, no co-workers, a dysfunctional family background, and some quirky proclivities that could easily have gotten him in trouble.

But when his concerned sister-in-law hires Dick Hardesty, he discovers Koseva was looking into two very dangerous subjects: corruption in a powerful local labor union and drug use at a local boxing arena—an arena owned by his...
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The Peripheral Son

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Overview

Freelance investigative reporter Victor Koseva has disappeared. A loner, Koseva has few friends, no co-workers, a dysfunctional family background, and some quirky proclivities that could easily have gotten him in trouble.

But when his concerned sister-in-law hires Dick Hardesty, he discovers Koseva was looking into two very dangerous subjects: corruption in a powerful local labor union and drug use at a local boxing arena—an arena owned by his estranged father and brother. Add a handsome gay middleweight with eyes on the championship and a peculiar kleptomaniacal accountant and a total lack of clues or sources for same, and you have the making of a puzzle that threatens to stump even Dick Hardesty.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013918146
  • Publisher: Zumaya Publications LLC
  • Publication date: 2/29/2012
  • Series: A Dick Hardesty Mystery , #14
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 1,100,057
  • File size: 851 KB

Meet the Author

With the release of Caesar's Fall, book #3 of the Elliott Smith paranormal mysteries, Dorien Grey places a 17th book on his shelf of published work, joining the 13-title Dick Hardesty mystery series and the stand-alone Western/adventure/romance novel Calico.
The release of this new edition of The Bar Watcher is the first of what will be redesigned editions of the entire Dick Hardesty series previously published by GLB Publishing. Dorien is also hard at work on an all-new Hardesty novel.
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  • Posted February 2, 2012

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    Review: The Peripheral Son (A Dick Hardesty Mystery #14) by Dorien Grey

    I have to admit that at the start of this novel I was so confused with the characters; we had so many introduced right in the first few chapters—Dick, Joshua, Jonathan, Cory, Tim, etc. It actually took me a good portion of the book to figure them all out and so I found that a little frustrating but the actual plot/mystery of the novel intrigued me and I found myself really getting into it. Our main character, Dick Hardesty, a private investigator has took a case looking for a missing freelance investigator. The man he is looking for is Victor Koseva and he isn’t going to be easy to find. Dick finds that Victor was a loner, and had his concerned sister-in-law not called upon Dick to find him, likely no one would know he was missing at all. While looking for Victor, Dick finds himself being pulled into corporate scams, Victor’s fathers boxing empire and more all of which Victor may have been investigated and that may have caused him to ‘disappear’. But in the end, even Dick is surprised to find out who really did it. One thing that, well not bothered me but I would have liked to seen in the book was something between Dick and his love, Jonathan. To me it did not really seem like they were in a relationship at all just people that lived together and raised a kid—I could find no emotional connection to make to them as a partnership which made the relationship feel not real/solid to me. Altogether though I did like the book and I do plan on picking up the first book as soon as I can—hopefully that will give me a more complete look at the authors writing and this series as a whole—kind of put this book in perspective. Because of all the characters and relationships going on in this book I HIGHLY recommend picking up the previous books in this series before just picking up some random number and staring to read if you are new to the series. *I received an Ebook copy of this book for free to review from the author.

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